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Vintage Technology Hack Sends Tweets Using Morse Code

The Tworse Key is Arduino-powered and while it may not be the most effective way to tweet, it provides an interesting technology mash-up.

Kyana Gordon
Kyana Gordon on February 2, 2012. @Tropikyana

Bored of having to type out your tweets on your laptop or smartphone, and in need of a refresh? Well, learn a little Morse code and you’re ready to use Tworse Key. Created by Martin Kaltenbrunner as an open design exercise in interface archaeology, the portable old-timey hack connects online through a standard LAN connection. The Morse signals are decoded into messages by a built-in Arduino Ethernet board which delivers the final message through to the Twitter API for posting. Submitted to Hack a Day, it’s a unique study in what happens when old and new technologies mate. The entire project documentation is available on Google Code, and watch the video below to see Tworse Key in action.

Tworse Key

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